Specs06 wrote: I agree with all those they're right on! One thing I'd like to add:
* giving your little girl a boy's name is a horrible thing to do.
I went to middle school with a girl named Jordann. And at the age of 13 she was flat as can be. Most girls developed something sometime in grade six or seven. But she was flat until sometime in high school, and was modestly endowed, which goes without saying. Anyway for at least two years everyone used to make fun of her and say "Gee, what's HE doing in here." When she came into the gym locker room. Not to mention other forms of teasing to do with her name and her body.
And also if they're larger boned too. A girl named Kendra, Ken for short, who was tall, muscular, and heavy. Used to get called "Ken my Man" needless to say she didn't really like it.
So think about it all you parents to be who think Addison (means Son of Adam) or Jackson (Son of Jack) are just the cutest names for your girls... You're wrong.
And icky made up names like Davilyn are just as bad UCK! Those types of names tell me the parents were so sure the baby was going to be a boy they started to write David on the birth certificate and then realised OMG no penis! Davi- ... ummm .... ummm what do we do now...? -lyn
Also not trying to make anyone too upset but a lot of those "African American" names are really out there. A rule of thumb is if you don't have to explain the spelling when you type it to an educated, litterate member of your family over the age of thirty-five you're good. But, there has been a study that these types of names make it harder for them to get a job latter in life. I guess I'm reinforcing the aformentioned "Is it a flexible name with possibilities in any line of work?" DeLaTonka Raya-Rae (huge exageration meant to be comical) might be a great model but most people probably wouldn't trust her alone in/cleaning their house or while they're on the operating table.
Spellings.... UGH spell it right!!! If later in elementary or middle school your child wants to spell their name different, let THEM. Don't do it for them from birth. It might not be their style. Not to mention it's a poor model for the English language and could cause some confusion. Ethnic spellings are okay if you're of THAT ethnicity. Say people of Eastern European decent could call their daughter Viktoria. Or Japanese may call their daughter Kimi,(really a Japanese name) instead of Kimberly. There's nothing worse than a misleading name. Or one that makes them sound like a moron ei: JezziKah for Jessica.
Pleasant, thoughtful, naming,
I have to DISAGREE!!!
Frankly I have to say this is only my opinion as much as what you said was only your opinion and people should see it ONLY as that.
So what your saying is... any femine name that can be shortened into a derivitive of a boys name like Samantha (sam), Kendall ( ken), Nicole (nic), Josphine (joey), AND unisex names like Aaron, Adrian, Alex, Bailey, Cameron, and Shawn
Just shouldn't be used because some kids at your school growing up got teased?
Kids can be cruel even if your name is as simple as ann, amber, or even John.
People that name there kids unique names or find different ways to spell old ones. Are people being creative and different, which I was taught are important qualitys to have. If everything in this world was red and everyones name was Elizabeth and James what a boring world this would be!
As for African American names that is an ethnic thing and there own tradition of naming there children. WHO ARE YOU TOO JUDGE?!? Just because they dont name what you ancestors named there slaves its not ok. NO SORRY, YOUR NOT OK!
Your views on nameing children are one sided and arogant. I bet this is your first child. If you had already had a child and one in contact with other children you would know, It doesn't matter what your parents name you, kids will always find something to tease them about. I find that children with different name's make them stand out and do make them different but, we live in 2006 not 1906! It's important to be different, creative, imaginative, and anything else that makes you special, makes you who you are.
You sound like a fool! I pray you dont choose to instill such ignorance and judgemental falues in your child. For it will be the one that suffers in the end not, someone with a different name!
OHHH AND BY THE WAY......
ASH if ASHLEY IS YOUR NAME ( WHICH I'M GUESSING IT IS )
ASHLEY STARTED AS A BOY'S NAME BEFORE IT WAS EVER A GIRLS!!!!!!!